LVA vs CHI Dream11: WNBA is in full swing and we have seen incredible battles in the early parts of the season already. The offense of different teams has picked up while we can see already which squads can end up making a deep winning run. The top eight out of the 12 teams make the Playoffs, but we are far away from that. But before that, we have an incredible battle to gasp at as the Las Vegas Aces will host the Chicago Sky.
The Aces have won seven out of their eight matches, and they are currently on a five-game winning streak. The Aces won against the Sparks in the last game as A’ja Wilson racked up 24 points and the team shut the shop once again. The Sky has begun well too, winning four of their six games and looking in great shape to defend their title. They beat the Fever 95:90 in the last game behind a highly balanced scoring effort. Will the Sky break the Aces winning streak?
Host: Chicago Sky
Visitors: Las Vegas Aces
Match Timing: 29 May, @ 12:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Wintrust Arena
Aces look impenetrable, Sky looks formidable too
The Aces are not just about A’ja Wilson as Jackie Young has also grown to a huge new level. Meanwhile, Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray as the backcourt have been supplying a regular dose of scoring and playmaking. On the other hand, Dearica Hamby has been a strong rebounder. Overall, the Aces starting five has shown a championship-level promise in all honesty. The bench needs some shoring up but Plaisance and Stokes can be dependable, so yes, the team needs Riquna Williams.
The Sky has been back on track after some close losses at the beginning of the season. One of the major reasons for their uptick in wins is the return of Kahleah Copper. When you pair up such a menacing player alongside a strong Point Guard in Courtney Vandersloot and two veteran Forwards in Messeman and Parker, there is no shortage of options. Allie Quigley has been an impressive shooter whereas Azure Stevens, Rebekah Gardner, and Dana Evans form an impressive combination off the bench.
Highest scorer: A’ja Wilson: 22
Highest rebounder: Dearica Hamby: 10
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 8
Score Prediction: Aces 91 Sky 85
Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Las Vegas Aces Teams News:
Aces Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Forward: PF: A’ja Wilson
Athletic Forward: F: Dearica Hamby
Veteran Guard: PG: Chelsea Gray
Sharp-Shooting Guard: PG: Kelsey Plum
Athletic Guard: SG: Jackie Young
BENCH: Kiah Stokes, Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell.
Chicago Sky News
Sky Expected Starting Five
All-Around Forward: F: Candace Parker
All-Around Forward: F: Emma Messeman
Isolation two-way Guard: SG: Kahleah Copper
Leading Playmaker: PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Allie Quigley
BENCH: Kaela Davis, Azura Stevens, Dana Evans, Rebekah Gardner, Ruthy Hebard, Anneli Maley, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor.
PF Wilson is an incredibly athletic player who can be an effective scorer, rebounder, and defender, being a two-way Superstar. I expect a 15+ points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-35
Candace Parker (CHI)
Forward Parker has done a great job as an all-around player and this is not a surprise considering that she has been getting it done for 10+ seasons at this point. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Guard Plum shot five of eight from the three-point line and she has been an incredible scorer as well as a playmaker. I believe she will be in 16-23 points, 5-9 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37
Courtney Vandersloot (CHI)
PG Courtney is one of the best playmakers to ever play the game and she has also more than decent scoring abilities. I expect a 9-15 points, 6-9 assists, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-38
Young is having the best season of her career and she has surely taken it up a notch when it comes to her scoring. I expect her to be in 18-25 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
Copper made just 3/11 in the last game but she can do a lot of damage on both ends of the floor. I expect the last season’s Finals MVP to be in 11-15 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29
PG: C Vandersloot, K Plum
SG: A Quigley
SF: K Copper, J Young(PP)
PF: T Plaisance, D Hamby
C: A Wilson(SP)
PG: K Plum
SG: A Quigley, C Gray
SF: K Copper, J Young(PP)
PF: C Parker(SP)
C: A Stevens, K Stokes
Candace Parker is an incredible all-around player whereas the Aces will throw her all she can handle? You can catch this exciting game on the WNBA League Pass where all live games and replays are available. To know the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.